Environmental Program Evaluation

Topical Interest Group


The EPE TIG has over 300 members who specialize in  environmental arenas  including education, energy, international and global environmental issues.  We share a personal and professional passion for the environment, and for promoting a stronger community of practice in environmental evaluation. The members of the TIG are an inspiring, resourceful, and dynamic community of evaluators – many of whom are leaders in their field. New practitioners learn from the experience of long time evaluators, and more established practitioners learn from the diverse perspectives of an ever-growing member base. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): 




Evaluations of Conservation Biology              

  • Ecological monitoring and assessment (e.g., habitat or species restoration)
  • Human dimensions of resource management




Evaluations of Environmental Policy, Programs and Management

  • Policy and practice change initiatives
  • Program and policy effectiveness and environmental outcomes
  • Program and policy implementation across local, regional and national levels


    Evaluations of Environmental & Conservation Education
  • Environmental & Conservation Education in public and private school settings, and/or non-formal settings
  • Educational impacts of environmental and conservation education on learning

Evaluations of Energy Programs

  • Improvement of energy efficiency & conservation program management
  • Measurement of demand-side management programs 
  • Impact of social marketing and incentive programs on consumer behavior

Evaluations of International Global Issues

  • Education and will-building in support of environmental issues
  • International treaties, consortiums
  • Climate change practices, policies



           Evaluation 2020
With the AEA 2020 conference virtual there will be no travel but you can make a carbon offset for any travel you do anyway.  For details click on the "Connect" tab above.
EPE TIG Field Trip

Since the AEA Conference is virtual there will be no physical EPE TIG Field Trip.  Stay tuned here for possible alternative plans.

EPE TIG Business Meeting

When: The 2020 AEA Meeting is being scheduled and meeting day and time will be posted here when known

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EPE TIG Dinner

Due to COVID-19 turning the AEA Conference into a virtual meeting there is currently no EPE TIG Dinner being planned.